Byram - I cannot wait to see the new Stadium

West Ham United's new signing Sam Byram is already dreaming of playing in the new Stadium next season and would love the chance to help the Hammers qualify for the Champions League.

Slaven Bilic's side are currently in the top six and have already shown they can compete against the best teams in the Premier League this season.

Byram plans to visit the new Stadium in the near future and says he is relishing the chance to play in front of 50,000 fans every home game.

Byram said: “To play in a stadium of that size is huge for the club and it did make a big impact on me. I cannot wait to have a look around it.

“I have heard they have already sold a lot of season-tickets and if they can get the near full capacity it will be unbelievable.

“As players everyone is ambitious and you want to play in the best leagues you can. The Champions League is the highest of what you can achieve, so to be joining a club who has a chance of getting in there is brilliant.

“It will be a dream for me to play my first game for West Ham. As a child you dream of playing in the Premier League and you watch Match of the Day, but now I have the chance to make that possible.”

Byram will already have two massive fans when the club makes a historic move during the summer as his family are beloved West Ham fans and have already bought their tickets at the new venue.

“My Uncle and cousin have already bought their season-tickets for the new Stadium and it makes it easier for me knowing they are supporting me.

“I asked my cousin what it was like at West Ham and he only had good things to say so I am really looking forward to it.”

Byram reveals the chance to work with Slaven Bilic was also a big factor in him choosing the Hammers and he is confident the West Ham United manager will make him an even better player in the top flight.

“Slaven was a big impact on me coming to the club. He was a defender during his career so I am sure he will be able to help me with my development.

“You always want to improve as a player so for me to work with Slaven and his backroom staff is only going to make me better.”